What Man Does Not Know

It lands,
Talons stretched;
The mouse
Betrayed by the barest
Movement under the stalks.
Wings splayed,
Prey struggling;
The hawk
Lifts and is airborne.
It glides in
The guiding
Magnetic field:
From those heights,
It knows
The shape of
The very earth. 

-Patricia Thrushart
 http://www.thewatershedjournal.org/





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